‘When Harry Met Sally’, 1989 romantic comedy film written by Nora Ephron and directed by Rob Reiner will be screened at 6 pm on Tuesday, January 12 at the American Center, Galle Road, Colombo 3.
Starring Billy Crystal as Harry and Meg Ryan as Sally, the story follows the title characters from the time they meet just before sharing a cross-country drive, through twelve years or so of chance encounters in New York City.
The film raises the question “Can men and women ever just be friends?” and advances many ideas about love that have become household concepts now, such as the “high-maintenance” girlfriend and the “transitional person”. Two long-time acquaintances Harry Burns (Billy Crystal) and Sally Albright (Meg Ryan) grapple with this question over a 12-year period (beginning in the spring of 1977), as their relationship grows and matures. Their love is not “at first sight” but takes years to develop.
This witty and likeable, lightweight, old-fashioned romantic comedy, produced by Andrew Scheinman and Rob Reiner was nominated for an Academy Award for Nora Ephron’s Best Original Screenplay.